As Audiologists, we are in the communication business. Patients don’t necessarily come to us because they want the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. Patients see us because they are having difficulties communicating effectively.
Medical researchers have found a higher instance of hearing loss for patients being treated for chronic kidney disease. If you are being treated for kidney disease, it is best to have your hearing tested by an audiologist. Read a report posted by the Better Hearing Institute.
The heart as a symbol for romantic love dates back to the middle-ages. Our hearts may have more than a symbolic role in the expression of love. After all communication is vital to conveying love, and our ears are a vital part of effective communication. Medical researchers have been looking at the biological connection between heart health and hearing for years.
New York Times Best-Selling Author Dave Berry once quipped, “It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” And researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston find there may be sound reasons to heed his advice for increasing coffee consumption.
Many of us resolve to improve our health in the new year-better diet, more exercise, lose weight. While studies show that most break their resolutions by the third week of January, it’s never too late to take control of your hearing health. Recently HearingHealth.com published the following Healthy Hearing Tips for 2015.
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging families across America to keep loved ones with hearing loss close this holiday season by encouraging them to get their hearing checked and to have any hearing loss properly treated. By visiting www.hearingcheck.org, family members can use a simple, interactive screening tool to check their hearing in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Or families can check their hearing together during holiday gatherings as a way to offer support.
Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City. The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65 . Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation that is often preventable. Taking time to see an audiologist for regular hearing screenings and knowing the signs of hearing loss can protect your hearing. Make an appointment with an audiologist this October during National Audiology Awareness Month.